In recent times, there’s been a marked rise in the popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) edibles. Make no mistake, this has been driven by the many positive benefits they can deliver when popped in the mouth and eaten, like any conventional sweet.
In fact, this is a moot point; because the vast majority of hemp gummy bears comprise absolutely no psychoactive element (in other words, they don’t contain tetrahydrocannabinol/ THC, the cannabis-plant-derived chemical that gets people high), containing instead, as they do, 100% pure CBD.
Moreover, apart from tasting delicious, they provide an obvious but wonderfully easy, subtle and simple way to get that CBD daily dosage you may very well need – in addition to providing the specific health-giving nutrients, including Vitamins B12, D and D3.
So then, here are some the fantastic benefits to be had from eating CBD gummy bears…
May help reduce swelling and pain
One of the principal benefits of consuming cannabidiol-comprising gummy bears is that it may help decrease chronic pain. How so? It’s because CBD directly engages with the vanilloid receptors in the brain, which can lead to a reduction in swelling and pain in different areas of the body. This is great news, then, for chronic pain sufferers, due to conditions like fibromyalgia. Not to over-consume CBD gummies and CBD flowers UK, of course, but the more cannabidiol there is in your body, the more relief it can help deliver.
May provide digestive support
When consumed in relatively large quantities, CBD might also give digestive support for patients suffering from or being treated for cancer. This is because CBD encourages appetite and reduces nausea. Many cancers and many of their treatments (either used to fight a cancer illness or prevent it) tend to lead to a drop-off in appetite, while many treatments tend to bring on nausea, thereby reducing appetite.
The problem here, then, is pretty obvious; intensified nausea and a lower appetite inevitably lead to consuming less sustenance and having less energy – a further challenge for a sufferer to fight their illness. Therefore, CBD consumption might be part of the solution.
Offers antioxidant properties
It may seem unlikely, but it’s true; CBD gummies are packed with impressive antioxidant properties. If you’re unaware of what’s so good about them, antioxidants work to defend the body and brain by ridding them of dangerous molecules referred to together as free radicals. If allowed the rule of the roost throughout the body, these free radicals are capable of kicking-off all sorts of health issues; among them, potentially terrible ones, like neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease. In which case, CBD gummies can contribute to the body’s and the brain’s armour against possibly awful illness.
Could help with anxiety and depression
Really? Yes, CBD may help here, too. It’s because cannabidiol engages with two specific components in the brain – adenosine receptors and serotonin receptors. In simple terms, adenosine receptors are concerned with making one feel anxiety, to varying degrees; serotonin receptors do the same with making one feel sad or depressed. The more active adenosine and serotonin receptors are, the less anxiety and sadness/ depression, respectively, someone will feel.
The flip side to this, then, is if these receptors aren’t functioning correctly – which is what happens thanks to anxiety disorders and depression, again respectively – the levels at which these emotions are felt elevates. All of which means, of course, that hemp-featuring gummy bears can help in ensuring your adenosine and serotonin receptors work as they should and your emotions remain as balanced as possible.